Malala, a Brave Girl from Pakistan/Iqbal, a Brave Boy from Pakistan: Two Stories of Bravery
Meet two brave young heroes of Pakistan who stood up for the right to freedom and education in this inspirational nonfiction picture book from acclaimed author-illustrator Jeanette Winter. One country: Pakistan. Two children: Iqbal Masih and Malala Yousafzai. Each was unafraid to speak out. He, against inhumane child slavery in the carpet trade. She, for the right of girls to attend school. Both were shot by those who disagreed with them - Iqbal in 1995, and Malala in 2012. Tragically, Iqbal was killed instantly; Malala miraculously survived and continues to speak out around the world. The stories of these two courageous children whose bravery transcended their youth are an inspiration to all.
Age: 6 - 10 years
Number of Pages: 40 pages
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Childrens Books (April 23, 2015)
Author: Jeanette Winter
Dimensions: 11 x 0.3 x 8.1 inches
KitaabWorld Book Review: Two real life heroes - Iqbal Masih and Malala Yousufzai meet on the pages of this two-in-one picture book by renowned author-illustrator Jeanette Winter. Iqbal spoke up against the child slavery in the carpet trade while Malala championed the girl’s education. Both were violently attacked, and while Malala survived , Iqbal did not.
The book deals with these harsh realities of many children’s lives in a simple age-appropriate text accompanied by bright visuals and colors which lend to the moods of the story. The double spread in the middle links the lives of these two brave children and is a reminder for all of us to fight for the right to education and freedom for all children, everywhere. (See lesson plan here)
This book is also part of our INSPIRING MUSLIM LEADERS AND THINKERS book list.